Mojitos are definitely one of my favorite cocktails, especially in the summer. Mint and lime are such a refreshing combination. The only problem is that mojitos take a little bit of work to make with all of the muddling and lime juicing. But rather than whipping up a fresh mojito every time you get the urge to drink one, you could just make up a batch of these popsicles and keep them in your freezer for weeks. Or, if you’re me, days, because they’re not going to last very long around here.
I used this recipe for mine, but I think that as written it has way too much rum. My popsicles never froze very hard and melted super quickly. So I’m recommending that you reduce the amount of rum from 1/3 cup to 3 tablespoons. If that’s not enough rum for you, you’ll just have to take rum shots while you eat these.
Makes 6-8 pops, depending on the size of your molds
1 cup mint leaves, packed
1 cup water
1 cup fresh lime juice (5-6 limes)
1 cup sugar (Edited to add: I reduced the amount of sugar to 2/3 cup the second time I made these, and I liked the change!)
3 Tbsp white rum
Heat the water to boiling, add the sugar, and stir until sugar is dissolved. Set aside to cool.
Purée all ingredients in a blender until smooth, then pour the mixture into molds. Freeze until the popsicles are firm, overnight or up to 24 hours, depending on the size of your molds.
In honor of the recent Mars landing, I decided to use my rocket-ship molds. (You can get your own here.)